The Ultimate Guide to La Candelaria Medellin Centro

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks!The neighborhood known as La Candelaria is what makes up the Medellin Centro (aka downtown). While the name might officially be La Candelaria, pretty much everyone just calls it El Centro. The Medellin El Centro …

3 Days in Medellin: Suggested Itinerary of the Coolest Things to Do

Medellin, Colombia was once a place where no tourist dared to visit and widely considered to be the most dangerous city on earth. Thankfully, things have changed drastically in recent years, and Medellin now welcomes tourists with open arms. When I first got off the bus in Medellin, I had no idea what to expect really, but I certainly never …

The Best Medellin Tours for New Visitors

Medellin tourism has exploded in recent years as this once formerly off-limits destination comes to the forefront for travelers to South America in a city full of friendly locals, urban innovation, affordable prices, and pleasant weather. I’ve called Medellin home for more than two years now and have gotten to experience much of the best that Medellin and the surrounding …

The Ultimate Guide to Laureles in Medellin Colombia

The Ultimate Guide to Laureles in Medellin Colombia

Laureles is my favorite barrio (neighborhood) in Medellin, Colombia, and one that I would wholeheartedly recommend to both tourists and those considering living in Medellin. Laureles in Medellin has become my home away from home… Indeed, this is my #1 recommendation when people ask me where to stay in Medellin. The most popular and well-known neighborhood in Medellin is Poblado, …

The Controversy of the Pablo Escobar Tour in Medellin

Are you a tourist traveling to Colombia? Then there is no doubt that the Medellin Pablo Escobar Tour is something that’s on your radar, maybe it is even something near the top of your list of things to do. If you’ve only ever seen the show Narcos, then it might seem like something kinda cool to do in Medellin. Like, …

Things I Hate About Colombia

19 Things I Hate About Colombia

I’ve lived in Colombia for more than three years now, specifically in Medellin, while also traveling throughout most of the country… Visiting everywhere from Palomino to Mocoa. I’ve seen more of Colombia than most Colombians, and it has become my home away from home and is the longest I’ve ever lived in another country. After that long, I was bound …

Where to Learn Spanish in Medellin Colombia

Are you eager to learn Spanish in Medellin, Colombia? I think you’ve made an excellent decision in terms of the country and city to study Spanish, but the question now becomes, where is the best place to learn Spanish? But before we go over that, let’s talk first of all about what exactly makes Medellin, Colombia an ideal place to …

The Fanciest Meal of My Life – Molecular Gastronomy in Medellin’s El Cielo

I made it a point to visit the famous El Cielo restaurants in Medellin, Colombia to celebrate a special occasion with my girlfriend Andrea. I’m not someone who frequently visits the most elegant of restaurants (though not because I don’t like them, but rather the wallet doesn’t let me). But if you follow the blog, you know I’m all about …